www.sheriff.org May 2005 Deputy a Lifesaver ... Literally Dep. Anthony Monforte Honored for Helping Save 23 Drowning Children Aboard Church Bus Dep. Anthony Monforte of North Lauderdale is nothing short of a true CPR on two children who hero. He earned that distinction on August 7th, 2004, when he helped had stopped breathing and save the lives of 23 children involved in a tragic church bus accident was instrumental in reviving along the Florida Turnpike. For his efforts, he was recently honored with them! the Red Cross Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, Turnpike’s While three children died Act of Heroism Award as well as a Florida Highway Patrol Certificate of in that accident, nearly two Appreciation. dozen more were saved thanks in great part to Dep. Monforte’s heroic actions. In addition to the honors received from the Florida Dep. Monforte’s award is well deserved. Turnpike and Florida Highway Patrol, Dep. Monforte was named his district’s Employee of the Month in August 2004 and Sheriff Ken Jenne presented him with a Gold Cross Award during a recent awards ceremony. Dep. Anthony Monforte graciously accepts his award from the Red Cross. Dep. Monforte was on his way to work that night when he was flagged down by people standing in the southbound lanes of the turnpike. They told him that a bus full of children had crashed into a canal alongside the road and was fully submerged. Wasting no time, Dep. Monforte dove into the murky water to try to save the children. He found an emergency escape hatch on the top of the bus and — with the help of some other Good Samaritans, pulled several children to safety. He also coordinated the formation of a chain to help rescue the other children. As if that weren’t enough, he also helped perform Dep. Monforte (holding award) poses with BSO’s North Lauderdale district Executive Officer Lt. James Fondo (left to right), Chief Lou Cavallo, North Lauderdale Mayor Jack Brady and Chief Tony Varona of DLE Management. 2 Message From the Sheriff 5 BSO Biography 7 BSO Stars for April 13 BSO Briefs Message From the Sheriff The Rest of the Story As the largest fully accredited sheriff’s office in the country, the Broward that I supported you that day, I told your story and I will continue to tell it. Sheriff’s Office is well known and widely recognized. I strive to do my best Defense lawyers were undoubtedly thrilled when the news media and I know that our 6,300 employees do, as well. I realize that when we reported that BSO’s drunk driving cases were in jeopardy because tap are less than perfect we are in for some criticism — after more than 30 water was used for monthly breathalyzer tests instead of distilled water. years of public service I am aware of what comes with the territory. In May, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement determined that tap I want to remind you of a few recent incidents that local news media did water made no difference. Not many news outlets ran the outcome. not significantly cover when the Broward Sheriff’s Office was “exonerated” And, when inmate Alvin Bell was complaining that deputies were — yet while allegations were flying, these same stories generated big beating him in the jail, news reporters were all over the story. After our headlines and live coverage. deputies were cleared by independent investigation, the same reporters In March, a Margate apartment building went up in flames during a lost interest. standoff between a holed-up gunman and our BSO SWAT team. Local I have always believed that a free press, as guaranteed by our media were quick to blame our deputies for the inferno. Following an Constitution, is essential in a free society. In keeping with that ideal, exhaustive investigation, the State Fire Marshal ruled last month that the accuracy and fairness should never be too much to expect. self-destructive, gun-firing suspect who had doused his apartment with It’s important that you — the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s gasoline caused the building Office – know how hard we work to provide timely, accurate information to fire — not the BSO the media. While I have no control over media reports, I can tell you that SWAT team. BSO I stand fully behind you and the exemplary work that you do every day strongly conveyed — and I will not stop telling your stories. the conclusion Thank you for the job you do — day in, day out — in this community. to local media, Your dedication and bravery are noted and very much appreciated. but they were So, now, you know the rest of the story … not compelled to put it on the front page. I want our SWAT team members to know — Sheriff Ken Jenne Signal 14 is published monthly for and by employees and friends of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. We welcome and encourage your ideas, stories, photos and comments. If your district/facility/department is not represented, please consider serving as a correspondent by sending your submissions to Candace Hartsell in the Community Relations Department via interoffice mail or e- mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If you are photographing an event for possible inclusion in Signal 14, please contact Candace at (954) 831-8902 prior to taking the photos for instructions on Signal 14 photo requirements. 2 BSO Babies All in the Family By Lynne Cunneen, Community and Media Relations Congratulations to Dep. Tim Irvin of Countywide Operations and his wife, Ruthie, as they celebrate the birth of their first child, Genesis Timia. What with Born on April 7th, little Genesis weighed six pounds, 10 ounces and weddings and measured 20 1/4 inches long. mergers, the Liddicott/Thyroff Another proud BSO grandpa! Dep. John Jenkins of the Courthouse is families just keep on celebrating the birth of his grandson, Jake Edward. Jake was born on growing! April 12th weighing four pounds, 15 ounces. Congratulations! Chief Roy Liddicott from Grandparents again! Meloide Sherman of the Chaplain’s Office and the Airport started her husband, Kurt Sherman of DOD Maintenance, welcomed their his career in law third grandchild, Frank Neil Morris, on April 15th. Baby Frank weighed enforcement with seven pounds, three ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long. the City of North Congratulations! Lauderdale more than 31 years ago, Dep. Thomas Thyroff (left to right), Lt. John Thyroff, Best wishes to Dep. Charles Barbot of the Conte Facility and his wife, becoming a BSO Chief Roy Liddicott and Dep. Chris Bernhardt Huguette, on the birth of their son, Remi. Born on April 16th, Remi employee as a weighed eight pounds, one ounce and measured 20 1/2 inches long. result of the 2001 merger. He has served in all areas of law enforcement with the exception of the K9 unit. Chief Liddicott has three daughters, one On April 19th, CSA Mario Calcagno of Port Everglades and his wife, grandson and has been married to his sweetheart, Karen, for 28 years. His Rizalia, welcomed their baby boy, Giovanni. He weighed seven pounds, brother-in-law is Lt. John Thyroff from Port Everglades; it seems Chief six ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Best wishes! Liddicott and Lt. Thyroff married sisters! Lt. Thyroff married Kathy 33 years ago and they have two sons. He has worked for BSO for 26 years and has also worked in virtually all areas of law enforcement. Prior to joining BSO, An early celebration! Congratulations to Karen Al-Dammagh of CPIS he served at the Rochester Police Department. and her husband, Paul, on the birth of their daughter, Brayla Kristina. She Now here’s where the BSO family starts to grow: Dep. Chris Bernhardt was born on April 17th (about three months early!) weighing one pound, from Pompano Beach recently married Chief Liddicott’s daughter, Seana. 14 ounces and measuring 13 1/2 inches long. He worked in Lauderhill prior to coming to BSO. Dep. Bernhardt has been working side-by-side with Lt. Thyroff’s son, Dep. Thomas Thyroff. Dep. The stork visited FF/PM Todd Brady of Fire Rescue and his wife, Thyroff is a graduate of FSU and the 211th Police Academy. He joined Kristina, for the first time on April 27th, delivering little Riley Elizabeth. BSO in February 2004. That’s quite a family tree! She weighed eight pounds, four ounces and measured 19 inches long. Congratulations! Sgt. Rosa Farrington from the North Broward Bureau and her husband, Breakfast With the Sheriff Timothy, welcomed their son, Malik Xavier Farrington on March 21st. Born at 6:20 p.m., Malik weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches long. This is the happy couple’s second child. The stork also recently paid a visit to Monica Lynn (Lanza) Eaton from Communications and her husband, Jody. They were blessed with five- pound, four-ounce Ryen Lynn, who measured 18 inches long at her birth on February 6th. This was a real touchdown for the family; it seems Ryen arrived on Super Bowl Sunday! Ryen Lynn Eaton Congratulations to Kathy Risbridger- Wilder of Pretrial Release on the birth of her grandson, William Gordon Culberg, on April 27th. William weighed in at six pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches On Friday, April 22nd, Sheriff Ken Jenne’s longstanding tradition of inviting employees long. Kathy’s son, Matthew, and his wife, to join him for a monthly “Breakfast With the Sheriff ” continued. Those who attended included (seated, left to right) Dep. Elaine Delpozzo, Countywide Operations; and Dep. Staci Marie, are thrilled about the newest Coryus D. Veal, Central Intake; (standing, left to right): Dep. Garvis Glen Gainey, addition to the family. Cooper City; Dep. Stephen Bill, Pompano Beach; Dep. Jose Luis Campos, Weston/SW William Gordon Culberg is Ranches; Dionne R. Scott, CPIS; Dep. Feroze Kahn, Stockade Facility; Dep. George pictured here being cuddled by Williams, North Broward Bureau; and Dep. Adrian Prieto, North Broward Bureau. his great-grandmother, Evie. 3 Dear Sheriff Jenne Thanks for the Loan BSO Makes Huge Burden Easier to Bear The City of Sunrise Fire-Rescue Department recently completed the Words cannot express the sincere and deep appreciation felt by promotional examination for the position of rescue lieutenant. As part of everyone at the National Forest and Grasslands in Texas for your help the examination, we conducted an assessment center on April 8th and following the recent helicopter crash that took the lives of Charles Edgar, would like to thank you for providing an assessor on that day. Battalion John Greeno and Jose Gonzalez. I know their loved ones also appreciate Chief Rich Bramos was most helpful and professional in his contribution. your thoughtfulness and selflessness during this trying time. Please let us know if we can assist you in the future. I am humbled and fortunate to be associated with people who place Sincerely, such a high regard on others. We consider you part of our extended family Norm Rynning and your kind words and expressions of sympathy will not be forgotten. Deputy Chief Again, thank you. Your contribution made the huge burden easier to Sunrise Fire-Rescue Department bear. I am proud of how you honored these men for their life, their work and their ultimate sacrifice. Pointing Out the Good Sincerely, On April 7, I had the misfortune of having a blowout at about 4 p.m. on Fred Salinas Powerline Road opposite Palm-Aire. Two separate cars with young men Forest Supervisor stopped and offered to change my tire, but I had already called AAA for National Forests and Grassland in Texas road service. Lufkin, Texas Then a sheriff’s deputy’s car pulled up behind my car with the lights flashing. Dep. Gary Hauter of BSO’s Pompano Beach district came over Making a Bad Situation Better and asked me if I was all right. He remained with me until the AAA tow In regards to my arrest that took place on March 21st at the Fort truck arrived and took me to a tire center. Unfortunately, we always seem Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, I would like to commend to hear about the negative things, and this just points out the good in our BSO Deputies, Troy Wilkins, Carl Scott, both from the Airport and Dep. young people today. I sincerely thank the two young men and Dep. Hauter. Michael Ware, Central Intake for the exceptional service they extended to (Editor’s Note: The above letter was originally featured in the Sun-Sentinel me while doing their job. Letters to the Editor on April 27, 2005. We felt it was worth repeating.) Although being arrested was truly dismaying, the deputies treated my situation and me with professionalism and they showed respect and American Red Cross Appreciates BSO compassion. I would like to extend my gratitude to these three deputies for On behalf of the people we helped through your support, the American a job well done. Red Cross, Broward County Chapter extends our deepest appreciation to Sincerely, the Broward Sheriff’s Office for supporting our disaster relief and recovery Sasko Krstev efforts for the victims of the Cross Creek and King’s Pointe multi-family fires on March 14th and March 25th. Your extraordinary effort to support Professional Actions Acknowledged our relief operation was a magnificent expression of compassion and On behalf of the City of Plantation and the residents of Kings Point concern for those so tragically affected by this disaster. We appreciate Apartment complex, I wish to extend our sincere appreciation to your Fire your willingness to put your caring and concern into action through the Rescue department for its assistance in combating the challenging fire on American Red Cross. March 24th. Supporters like BSO help the American Red Cross to fulfill its mission by Although the fire severely damaged 16 units of the building, 47 units and helping communities prepare for, respond to and mitigate disasters. On behalf their occupants’ possessions were saved. This accomplishment was directly of all those who have benefited from your support, we thank you for this a result of your department’s quick response and their professional actions outstanding contribution to the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross. while working alongside the Plantation firefighters. Sincerely, Please pass along our heartfelt appreciation to the members of your Jill A. Quick department who responded to this incident, and thanks for a job well done! Emergency Services Director Sincerely, Robert S. Pudney Bad News, Good News Fire Chief We were visiting from Fort Lauderdale from Texas recently when I City of Plantation inadvertently locked my purse in my brother’s car at Butterfly World (complete with keys, phone and everything else in it!). The good news, Honoring One of Our Own however, was that BSO was having its annual picnic by the entrance of On behalf of the members of the Plantation Fire Department I extend Tradewinds Park. Thank goodness! Members of the Fire Rescue team were our sincere appreciation to your department’s participation in Plantation kind enough to take time from their day off to come to my aid. Hoorah! Firefighter Travis Long’s funeral procession on April 5th. They got the car unlocked! They were all in a great mood and really It is heartwarming to know that firefighters can rely on others for support seemed to enjoy their work! From what I could see, the SWAT team did an in this time of need. Your department’s participation in the procession and excellent job on their presentation at the picnic, too. the graveside services is deeply appreciated by our members. Thanks so very much for your kindness and help. You “done good” and Please offer our gratitude to the members of your department who took are greatly appreciated. the time to honor one of our fighters. Thank you, thank you! Sincerely, Jan Cook Robert S. Pudney Fire Chief City of Plantation 4 BSO Biography Sandra Hoke Civil Deputy, Civil Division Acquired by BSO: If I could have any job, I December 1973 would want to be: A news correspondent Responsibility: To serve civil process If I had to sing a karaoke song, it Born in: would be: Flint, Michigan on March 23rd Crazy (although people would pay me not to sing!) Currently living in: Davie with my husband You can’t tell from looking at me that I: Best decision I Used to show horses, specifically ever made: jumpers Marrying my husband 28 years ago Greatest fear: Worst decision I Fire (my parents lost their home in ever made: a fire) Not finishing college Causes I most In my spare time, I: believe in: Mary Middleton (left) and Kimberly Williams are very thrilled about Probation’s new Read, play cards and golf Kids in Distress and the Majic 105 case management system. (radio station) Children’s Fund Best part of my job: Most treasured Out With the Old, Meeting interesting and unusual people possession: A picture of my grandparents’ 50th In With the New Education: Broward Community College and wedding anniversary By Juliette Shaw, Community Relations California State at Long Beach Recent trip: The Probation Division is ecstatic about their new case management Something you To England to probably didn’t know visit friends computer software. “We needed a change,” explains Administrative about me: Support Specialist Kimberly Williams with a smile. The new program I can cross-stitch allows the Probation Division to keep a case history, thus eliminating the My motto: need to constantly reenter a probationer’s case history. Supervisors and Be nice to everyone authorized employees can access up a case history, view the probation Best advice I ever officer’s notes and update it with additional case notes, if needed — all received: Don’t gossip with just the click of a mouse. The new program offers many shortcuts, one of which is the automatic My heroes: The Apollo 13 astronauts and Bill generation of appointment letters. This feature is a big time-saver for Gates the case manager, because each of the letters previously had to be hand-written. The software also allows for a photo to be saved in the file, Movie that best describes my life: which saves time from having to access an additional program to obtain Breakfast at Tiffany’s a photo. “The new program reduces error rates and gives us a plethora Best word to of updated information and shortcuts — all at our fingertips,” says describe me: Probation Manager Debra Lesniak. Outgoing Civil Dep. Sandra Hoke 5 Broward Named Motor Mojo Florida’s First “Heart Safe” County The Florida American Heart Association recently named Broward County Florida’s first “Heart Safe” community, thanks in great part to The Motor Unit recently met with Sheriff Ken Jenne to present their trophies. Pictured here from left to right: Dep. Kevin Anderson, Dep. Donnie Jackson, Captain Tony Varona, Sgt. Peter Geary, Dep. Bill Cox, Dep. Marty Chastain, a 10-year effort spearheaded by the Broward Dep. Mario Potvin, Dep. Doug Fitzgerald, Dep. Mike Fazio, Dep. Kerry Justice, Sheriff Ken Jenne, Dep. Warren Peltz, Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue. Dep. Steve Rossman, Sgt. Kevin McNesby, Dep. Donald Kirby III, Dep. Gary Fischer, Dep. Sam Pagano, Dep. Mark Anniballi, Dep. Joe Ring, Dep. Terry Hanstein, Dep. Javier Morales, Dep. Mike Pianelli, Dep. Mike Powell and Dep. In partnership with a myriad of agencies, Allen Adkins. the department has tirelessly endeavored to advocate public access defibrillation (PAD). In Congratulations to BSO’s Motor Unit for its exceptional 1996, the department began advocating for the achievement at the 2005 Motorcycle Rodeo: placement of community-based defibrillation to coincide with the American Heart Association’s Overall Team standards endorsing widespread PAD. To date, 1st Place: Sgt. Peter Geary, Dep. Kevin Anderson, Dep. Mike Fazio and Dep. Steve Rossman BSO’s program has advocated, fostered, trained 3rd Place: Dep. Doug Fitzgerald, Dep. Art Licata, Dep. Mike Pianelli and Dep. Mark Shafer and placed approximately 460 automated 5th Place: Dep. Marty Chastain, Dep. Gary Fischer, Dep. Terry Hanstein and Dep. Kerry Justice external defibrillators (AED) throughout the county. These venues include, but are not Overall Individual limited to: 1st Place: Dep. Mike Fazio • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International 5th Place: Dep. Kevin Anderson Airport • Port Everglades terminals Team Slow Ride • regional courthouses 1st Place: Dep. Mike Fazio, Dep. Art Licata, Dep. Mike Pianelli and Dep. Steve Rossman • libraries 3rd Place: Sgt. Peter Geary, Dep. Kevin Anderson, Dep. Mike Elwell and Dep. Mark Shafer • parks • homeless centers and homeless assistance Individual Slow Ride centers 5th Place: Dep. Mike Fazio • Tri-Rail commuter trains • police cars and substations Bronfman Challenge • schools [This challenge is named after a generous benefactor who donates money to charity in the name of • governmental centers the deputy or officer that wins the Bronfman Challenge.] • public safety buildings 1st Place: Dep. Mike Fazio • alcohol treatment centers • trauma services offices • environmental offices Division Two (Harley Davidson with a windshield) 1st Place: Dep. Mike Fazio In addition, the department was recommended for approximately $110,000 in 5th Place: Dep. Kevin Anderson grant monies for placing AEDs on mass transit and the public waterbus. Riders Over 50 Years of Age This honor isn’t the first for BSO’s Department 1st Place: Sgt. Peter Geary of Fire Rescue; in 2003, the agency earned 3rd Place: Dep. Bill Cox the honor of being named the National Heart Safe Community Award winner, a distinction bestowed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. BSO’s Motor Unit made an impressive appearance at the recent Motorcycle Rodeo. 6 BSO Stars for April By Lynne Cunneen, Community and Media Relations Dep. Clarence “Andy” Blaszyk of Central When a call came in to Communications about Broward is known for his keen observation skills. a two-year old child found floating in a pool, While on patrol recently, he noticed a suspicious time was of the essence. male loitering; this “loitering and prowling” stop Communications Operator Sopi Mitil gave CPR turned into a multiple case closure with stolen instructions to on-scene bystanders, while others dispatched units from BSO’s Fire Rescue Station property recovered. 37, Engine 237 and units from BSO’s Lauderdale A little more than a week later, Dep. Blaszyk Lakes District. Deputies were the first to arrive responded to a domestic disturbance dispute, on scene and immediately began CPR on the which resulted in the search for an armed toddler. When Fire Rescue units responded, the suspect and an established perimeter. Paying child had no pulse and was unresponsive. FF/PM close attention to the “be on the lookout” Joseph Habib successfully intubated the child, supplied by Communications, Dep. Blaszyk was while FF/PM Bertha Jenkins inserted an IV to able to identify and apprehend the suspect. administer drugs. All advance life support (ALS) It was later determined that the suspect was procedures and protocols were successful. Due armed with a plastic replica weapon. to the efforts of everyone involved, the young Dep. Blaszyk’s adherence to protocol ensures patient is alive and fighting to recover. The combined skillfulness, professionalism no one gets injured and leads to the capture and tireless efforts of BSO’s Communications, of criminals. For his efforts, he was named the Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement professionals Central Broward Employee of the Month for during a highly stressful incident saved a life. For April. Dep. Elijah Rodgers, Central Intake their heroic efforts, Acting Battalion Chief John O’Berry, Lt. John Lang, Lt. Jonathan Termo, Dep. Andy Blaszyk, When a suspect was brought into Central D/E Terry Faraone, FF Donald Parrish, FF/PM Central Broward Intake recently on a robbery charge, there was Joseph Habib, FF/PM Bertha Jenkins and no physical evidence tying the suspect to the Communications Operator III Sopi Mitil were crime — only an eyewitness account to implicate named Countywide Operations Employees of the suspect. the Month for April. Dep. Elijah Rodgers of Central Intake [Editors Note: The following deputies from conducted a full search of the suspect and his Lauderdale Lakes are also credited for saving clothing. He noticed a small bulge in the back this toddler’s life and were named the district of the suspect’s left shoe. Dep. Rodgers threw employees of the month for May: Deputies James Plante, Scott Schaefer and Marcus the suspect’s shoes to the ground to dislodge Williams.] anything that might be in them. When one of the shoes dropped, he heard a jingle, giving him cause to dismantle the back of the shoe where he found a gold chain wrapped in tissue. Without the gold chain, there was no physical evidence of the robbery. The detectives who arrested the suspect were appreciative of Dep. Rodgers’ findings. Dep. Rodgers consistently conducts thorough searches and remains cognizant of his surroundings. His dedication to duty and understanding of the importance of security has Lt. Jonathan Termo, (left to right) FF/PM Joseph Habib, FF/ proven him a valuable asset to the Central Intake PM Bertha Jenkins, Acting Battalion Chief John O’Berry and Unit and earned him the April Employee of the Communications Operator III Sopi Mitil. Not pictured are FF Month honors. Donald Parrish, Lt. John Lang and D/E Terry Faraone. Employees of the Month — April 2005 Department of Law Enforcement • Deputies Luis Rivera and Adam Rubin, John Lang, Lt. Jonathan Termo, D/E • Mary Jo Williamson, In-Custody • Deputies John McCabe and Christopher Lauderdale Lakes Terry Faraone, FF Donald Parrish, FF/PM Treatment* Ortis, Airport • Dep. Nicholas Talarico, North Lauderdale Joseph Habib, FF/PM Bertha Jenkins • Beverly Seto, Inmate Classification Unit • Dep. Clarence “Andy” Blaszyk, Central • Dep. Holly Tucker, Oakland Park and Communications Operator III Sopi • Dep. Thomas Amerson, Main Jail Broward • Dep. Jorge Bonilla, Parkland Mitil, Countywide Operations • Deps. Marilyn Williams and Karen • Deputies Samuel Samaroo and Joseph • Dep. Julio Rodriguez, Pembroke Park/ • Capt. Sharon Snyder, EMS Operations Anderson, North Broward Bureau Gautieri, Civil Division West Park • Lisa Muggeo, Fire Marshal’s Bureau • Sandra Estenoz, Pretrial Release* • Arline Kammerer, Tangela Boston, • Deps. Christopher Bernhardt and Pedro • D/E Kevin Kenney, Port Everglades • Sylvia Perez, Probation Division* Shedly Casseus, Yolanda Damiano, Cordero, Pompano Beach • Lt. Roy Antonucci, Lt. Philip • Dep. Donald Randell, Sheriff’s North Jail Kristin Huber and Cassie Pietranton, • CSA Ava Rattray, Port Everglades Chamberlain, FF/PM William Fucci, FF/ • Dep. Nathieo Jackson, Stockade Facility Communications • Dep. James Lee, Tamarac PM Stephen Kinsley and FF/PM James • Cmdr. Gary Palmer, Lt. Barry DeRose, Lt. • Veronica Love, Warrants Shetter, Weston Department of Administration Robert Manfre, Sgt. Ramon Collazo, Sgt. • Dep. Mouda Mashnouk, Weston/SW • Irina Povolotskaya and Dorothy William Berthiaume and Sgt. Michael Ranches Department of Detention and Community Mancebo, BIRM Rosenthal, Court Services Control • Dep. Charles Gilbert, ICJS* • Dep. Christopher Lewellen, Cooper City Department of Fire Rescue and • Dep. Elijah Rodgers, Central Intake • Dep. George McCord, ICJS/Training • Nixon Leonard, CPIS Emergency Services • Dep. Orlando Muniz-Bueno, Conte • Dep. Christopher De Giovanni, Dania • Batt. Chief Thomas Mitchell, Airport Facility *Denotes quarterly employee of the month Beach • Lt. Omar Valiente and FF/PM Thomas • Lynne Levine, Day Reporting and Reentry (January - March 2005) • Dep. Robert Kahn, Deerfield Beach Gasbarro, Cooper City Division* • Dep. Guntis Treijs, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea • Acting Battalion Chief John O’Berry, Lt. • Sandra Shields-Dutton, Drug Court* 7 Longevity of Service Awards The Broward Sheriff’s Office is pleased to congratulate the following employees for reaching a milestone of service during the month of April: 5-Year Award Dep. Richard Hoffman, Dania Beach; Dep. Scott Buss, North Broward Bureau; Lt. John Joan Alexander, Human Resources; Maritza Timothy Irvin, Countywide Operations; Marvin Callaghan, North Broward Bureau; Dep. William Beckford, Purchasing; Jessie Castillo, Pompano Miller, Crime Lab; Jean Jordan-Mitchell, Garrison, Civil Division; Sgt. Van Hamlin, Beach; Kinya Coleman, Inmate Property; Drug Court; Dep. Donald Kirby, Weston/SW Central Broward; Dep. Terriace Hester, Court Yolanda Damiano, Communications; Janice Ranches; Dep. Robert Palumbo, Oakland Park; Services; Sgt. Frank Hinkle, Dania Beach; Dougherty, Port Everglades; Steven Florio, Court Dep. Andrew Panico, Courthouse; Dep. Dep. Kendall Kerrigan, Civil Division; Lt. DOD Support Services; Stephen Gude, Inmate Debra Robinson, Cooper City; Court Dep. Lauri Marino, Staff Inspections; Sgt. Robin Banking; Dep. Roger Haberman, Training; Dep. Albert Rosen, Courthouse; Dep. Jose Setien, McCormes, Main Jail; Sgt. Irene McPhaul, Robin Jones, Main Jail; Donnamarie Madden, Deerfield Beach; and Dep. Rhonda Wardlaw, Central Intake; Sandra Moss, Pompano Beach; Inmate Banking; Dep. Jeffrey Mellies, Criminal Port Everglades. Dep. Leo Schappert, Countywide Operations; Investigations; Shanika Mulkey, Main Jail; Irina and Dep. Albert Smith, Criminal Investigations. Povolotskaya, BIRM; Dep. Mark Sallins, Conte 15-Year Award Facility; Wendy Seiden, Communications; Dep. Donnie Bostic, Main Jail; Dep. Pieter 25-Year Award Meloide Sherman, DOD Management; Mary Bryant, Central Intake; Arlene Coopersmith, FF Sebastian Aloi, Fire Rescue; Dep. Richard Sue Smith, Airport; Valerie Ward, Parkland; Crime Lab; Dep. Susan Edgar, Sheriff’s North Askintowicz, Criminal Investigations; Lt. John and Dep. James White, Oakland Park. Jail; Lt. Willie Ford, North Broward Bureau; Burton, Fire Rescue; Dep. Joseph Hoffman, Catherine Fulton, Pompano Beach; Dep. Deerfield Beach; D/E Kevin Kenney, Fire 10-Year Award Alfred Guastalli, North Broward Bureau; Janet Rescue; Vanessa Koushel, Records; FF Dep. Craig Bachan, Criminal Investigations; Kearse, Probation; Anna Letizia, Courthouse; Charles Morris, Fire Rescue; Ann Pasternak, Donna-Riche Black, Communications; Dep. Dep. Harry Munniksma, Port Everglades; Dep. Professional Compliance; Capt. Richard Scheff, Winston Blackman, Countywide Operations; Anthony Smiley, Central Intake; Sgt. Pete Countywide Operations; and Denise Stockdale, Lt. Philip Chamberlain, Fire Rescue; FF/PM Sudler, Central Broward; Dep. Kevin Trollinger, Records. Joseph Costanzo, Fire Rescue; Dannette Central Intake; and Dep. William Wall, North Estes, DODCC Administration; Sgt. Frederick Broward Bureau. 30-Year Award Ferrara, Parkland; Court Dep. Edgar Fielding, Batt. Chief John Cotton, Fire Rescue; FF/PM Courthouse; Sgt. Holly Greene, Dania Beach; 20-Year Award Stephen Hookstra, Fire Rescue; and Batt. Chief Dep. Elias Guadalupe, Countywide Operations; Sgt. Russell Budden, Marine Unit; Dep. Joseph Hosford, Fire Rescue. With Our Deepest Sympathies Sheriff Ken Jenne and the entire BSO organization extend deepest sympathies to the following employees on the recent loss of their loved ones: Battalion Chief Kelli Allen, Dep. David Kimbrough, Vera Reynolds, Main Jail Meloide Sherman, Chaplain’s Office Fire Rescue Central Intake (mother Shirley Johnson; Mrs. (mother Joan Mayhew; Mrs. (mother Barbara Joan Woodard) (father Herman Kimbrough) Johnson was also the grandmother Mayhew was also the mother-in-law of Dep. Derek Johnson, North of Kurt Sherman, Maintenance) Dep. Dawna Austin-Gaines, Dep. Barsolino LeConte, Main Jail Broward Bureau) Central Intake (grandmother Virginia Fontaine) Sgt. Anthony Thompson, (father Willie Lee Austin; Mr. Austin Dep. Neal Richter, Airport Central Intake was also the father-in-law of Dep. Dep. Richard Lee, Jr., (father Al Richter) (sister Janice Bryant) Tommy Gaines, Main Jail) Central Intake (father Richard Lee, Sr.; Mr. Lee Maj. Willis Robinson, Lt. Mike Tocco and Dep. Bernadette Brinkley, was also the grandfather of Dep. DOD Management Sgt. Steve Tocco, Conte Facility North Broward Bureau Frederick Lee, Countywide (mother Mattie Robinson; Mrs. (grandfather Salvatore Tocco) (grandmother Florence Holloway) Operations) Robinson was also the grandmother of Darcelle Robinson, Detention Aide Melinda White, Dep. Kristy Frederick, Tracy Lofton, Inmate Property Communications) Sheriff’s North Jail Cooper City (mother Elnora Lofton) (stepmother Cynthia Graham) (grandmother Phyllis Nell Martin) Dep. Steve Rossman, Dep. Richard Long, Deerfield Beach John Yanni, Crime Lab Derek Granata, Classification Unit Lauderdale-By-The Sea (father-in-law Clifford Applegate) (son Douglas Yanni, Sr.) (grandfather Henry Bremer) (father John William Long, Jr.) Dep. Michael Samad, Main Jail We also regret the passing of: Dep. Yolanda Hobbs-Pickering, Civil Dep. Patricia Loughan and Sandy Samad, Criminal Main Jail (father Frederic Charles Pearce, Sr.) Investigations Dep. John Andrews, Sr., DOD (mother-in-law Emelda Lewis Pickering) (brother William Samad) (retired) Sgt. Ed McCardle, Manny Berkowitz, Civil (retired) Rony Jacob, Probation Criminal Investigations Dep. David Farnsworth, (grandmother Elidia Richard) (mother Ann Dom) Courthouse (retired) 8 Making a Difference BSO Shows Support for in Iraq Employees Serving in By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations National Guard By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations Pictured along with some of the items donated for shipment to Iraq are: Col. James Wimberly, Capt. Antone Bradley, Sgt. Patrick Lambert, Maj. Winnifred McPherson, Lt. Marques Gibson, Lt. Madelaina Garrison, Lt. Col. Rick Frey, Capt. William Frank Scruggs (seated, left to right), Vice-President of Human Resources for Office Depot Hitchcock, Capt. Mary Kopp, Capt. William Lawhorn, Capt. Walter Laun. of Delray Beach; Jeff Crowe, Chief Executive Officer of Landstar System of Jacksonville; Mel Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Health Services at Kennedy Space A few years have past since Center; BSO Maj. Larry Rogers; and George Cadman, Chairman of the Board at Lt. Colonel Rick Frey attended Dear Family and Friends: Baptist Health of South Florida during the signing ceremony held in conjunction with the McDonald’s National Salute to America’s Heroes. the FBI National Academy in A special thank you to the Broward Quantico, Virginia, where he Sheriff’s Office (Lt. Col. Rick Frey and Maj. Larry Rogers of DLE Patrol Services signed a “5-Star” Statement developed a friendship with a crew), The Two Prayers Group, The of Support for the Guard and Reserve on Thursday, April 28th during a U.S. Army officer named Ross Galvan family and the Wholean family ceremony held in conjunction with the McDonald’s National Salute to Guieb. Even though these America’s Heroes. The statement of support confirmed that BSO publicly for all the donations to the Mother friends are worlds apart, they still of Theresa Orphanage. I will tell you supports its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. At keep in contact and try to make press time, BSO has 14 active military personnel. it was one of the most fulfilling days Those who are a part of the 5 Star Statement of Support review their a difference in people’s lives. for some of our soldiers. I hope and organizations’ human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Last month, Lt. Colonel Frey pray that you are all in good health Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act Law received an e-mail from Ross, (USERRA); promote training for managers and supervisors to effectively who wanted to share a little and spirits. Thank you again for all the manage its employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve; adopt polices bit of his travels in Baghdad, support. and programs that are “Above and Beyond” what is required by the where he is currently stationed. Yours always, USERRA Law; advocate for employee service in the National Guard and “Yesterday, I visited the Order of Ross T. Guieb Reserve; and help to promote the mission of Employer Support of the Mother Theresa Orphanage in MAJ, MP Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is a Department of Defense agency Baghdad, a facility for “special S3, TF 720 established in 1972; its mission is to gain and maintain active support from needs” children. All of the Camp Rustamiyah, Iraq all public and private employers for the men and women of the National children that I met here are all so Guard and Reserve. “Soldiers of the Gauntlet” Educators Help Inmates loving. There are seven nuns who tend to the 25 children and they do an outstanding job and have a strong compassion for what they do,” Ross writes. Upon reading this e-mail, Lt. Colonel Frey took it upon himself to start a donation drive at the Main Jail for the “special needs” children Receive GEDs Sheriff Ken Jenne recently thanked the numerous Broward County to whom Ross referred. Many BSO employees took the time to donate School Board teachers and assistants who help inmates to receive much-needed goods, their GEDs while in jail. During the 2004/2005 school year, these including diapers, wipes, educators assessed 551 students. Of those, bandages, vitamins, etc. 73% passed the math portion, 87% Along with the needed passes the writing portion, 90% supplies, a total of $316 passed the social studies portion in cash was donated, as and 94% passed the science well. Afghans and quilts portion. Sixty percent hand-made by Fire Rescue of the students passed all portions and were Deputy Chief Wayne awarded their GEDs. This Mailliard’s wife, Donna, will is a perfect example of a add to the comfort of these great partnership at work children. Thanks to all who to improve all of Broward participated for helping to BSO received a grateful thanks from the troops who County. make a difference in the requested donations for the orphanage in Baghdad. lives of many. 9 Institute for Criminal Justice Studies Graduates 10th Academy Class By Major Timothy Gillette, ICJS Director A Special Thanks... and appreciation are extended to the following BSO staff members who provided valuable training and assistance to Detention Academy Class #10: Captain Antone Bradley, Conte Lt. Mike Bechard, ICJS Lt. James Bishop, Fire Rescue Sgt. William Carter, ICJS Sgt. Tim Langelier, Training Sgt. Howard Martzall, Training Sgt. William Pennypacker, Training Dep. Jean Bernard Amedee, ICJS Dep. Scott Ashley, Training Members of BSO’s 10th ICJS Academy class included (front row, left to right): Ernie Williams, Juan Balceiro, Wilinne Renard, Marva Richards, David Snyder (second row, left to right): Victor Flores, Richard Landis, Eric Colon, Kenneth Giles (back row, left Dep. Scott Bures, Training to right): Leroy McDowell, Lincoln Smith, Julie Keaton, Walter Shephard, Jr., Bruce Budwig, Lawrence Donovan, Eduardo Chavez, Dep. Richard Leitner, Crime Scene Brian Kimotek, Gerard Matos, Barbara Laing, Alricka D’Oyley, Carlos Villalona, Derek Diaz and Nicole Graves. Dep. Kelly Masi-Klepser, ICJS On April 28th, BSO’s Institute for Criminal Justice requirements for graduation. He recognized them Dep. George McCord, Training Studies (ICJS) celebrated the graduation of its for coming together as a team and helping each Dep. Freddy Scott, Training 10th detention academy class with yet another other meet the many demands and challenges Field Training Dep. Michael Bilodeau, inspirational ceremony at the African American they experienced in the academy. He also Main Jail Research and Library Cultural Center in Fort acknowledged the many sacrifices they made Field Training Dep. Christopher Brinson, Lauderdale. Approximately 300 family members and assured the audience that the class would Stockade Facility and friends gathered at the evening event to honor continue its commitment to providing the very Field Training Dep. Philip Cerulli, the 23 graduates for successfully completing their best service possible. On behalf of the class, he Stockade Facility basic training academy. Col. James Wimberly presented plaques to the class advisor, Dep. Jean Field Training Dep. Charles Gilbert, and numerous command staff members from the Bernard Amedee, and the ICJS staff members in Main Jail Department of Detention and Community Control appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication Field Training Dep. Pam Gore, Main Jail were on-hand to personally recognize and honor in training the class. Field Training Dep. James Gosnell, the graduates. Maj. James Clonch served as the During the ceremony, ICJS academy commander Conte Facility principal speaker and commended the graduates Lt. Mike Bechard recognized the graduates for for their outstanding accomplishment in completing the “blood, sweat and tears” they put into their Field Training Dep. Fred Lindeman, their academy training; he encouraged them to academy training and wished them the best in their Conte Facility “control their future” by demonstrating a strong future endeavors. The graduates became the sixth Field Training Dep. George Orband, work ethic and continuing their education. He consecutive ICJS academy class to achieve a 100% Conte Facility also emphasized the importance of demonstrating pass rate on the state certification exam on the Terrence Lynch, Legal Affairs leadership by maintaining the code of ethics, first attempt. Top performers in the class included Patricia Windowmaker, taking an active role in the community, striving for Dep. Juan Balceiro (“Sheriff’s Excellence” award), Sheriff’s Administration perfection, being enthusiastic in their work and Dep. Kenneth Giles (“Outstanding Achievement in Judy Couwels, EAP being loyal to their profession. Academics” award), Dep. David Snyder (“Physical Debbie McGonigle, ICJS Class president Dep. Kenneth Giles gave the Training” award), Dep. Derek Diaz (“Firearms BSO Honor Guard class response; he commended his classmates Proficiency” award) and Dep. Gerard Matos Police Pipes and Drum Corps for their hard work and efforts in meeting the (“Company Commander” award). 10 Fire Rescue Explorer Program Graduates 15 By Lt. Michael Kane, Fire Rescue and Emergency Services On Sunday, April 30th, BSO’s Department of Fire Congratulations, Rescue Explorer Program graduated 15 new recruits Fire Rescue from its “First Responder” medical training program. Explorer Grads! During a six-week period, Explorer recruits met Scott Allen one day per weekend at the Public Safety Building David Alvarez and trained alongside seasoned veterans of the Fire Rescue Division. They learned skills and techniques Daniel Bidney for treating respiratory, cardiac and obstetrical Andreas Colon emergencies, as well as trauma — just to name Steven D’Andrea a few. Classroom education included Powerpoint Nicholas Fatjo presentations as well as many hours of hands-on Jordan Jurgrau scenario-based skills stations. All studies were taught under the guidance of Lt. Michael Kane with Corey Ledbetter assistance from FF/PM Joseph Habib and FF/PM Edward Marlowe Chris Gillman. All educators involved in the Explorer John Newton program teach off-duty and on their own time. In Ryan Rasberry total, the Explorers received more than 56 hours of Franklin Smith free training. With their newly acquired education, the new Aaron Solomon recruits now have the ability to continue their Omar Valiente career development skills and will soon ride Luis Villacampa alongside departmental firefighters and paramedics on real emergency calls. Their education will continue throughout the year to include such fire- based training as fire attack, ventilation, building construction, extrication and rappelling. BSO Participates in Corrections Equipment Donation Effort to Haiti In a combined effort with the American Correctional Association (ACA), Haiti is the poorest Institute for Criminal Justice Healthcare’s Health Through Walls program country in the Western and the Florida Department of Corrections, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Hemisphere with more recently participated in an effort to donate correctional equipment and than two-thirds of the supplies to the Haitian workforce unemployed. Prison Authority. More than 2.8% of the “Haiti is not only our adult population is infected neighbor, but our law with HIV — the highest enforcement partner,” says prevalence of that disease Sheriff Ken Jenne. “These in the Caribbean. Health donations will mean so conditions impact the much to the Prison Authority, inmate population in Haitian prisons in even greater numbers. The Haitian and I’m proud the Broward Prison Authority operates 15 facilities throughout the country with a Sheriff’s Office can help.” population of nearly 2,200 inmates. Florida Department of Items donated included computer equipment, medical supplies, Corrections Secretary James sanitation products, an x-ray machine and equipment for the prison V. Crosby, Jr., concurs. “Our infirmary. BSO and the Florida Department of Corrections collected the officers understand the donated items and helped coordinate their delivery to Haitian prison danger of being without the officials in late May. Financing for these shipments was made available supplies they need. The profession of corrections creates a brotherhood through the Green Family Foundation of Miami and Armor Correctional and sisterhood and that is why we always try to respond when we are Health Services. called upon.” 11 How BSO’s Use of Force Review Committee Functions By Capt. Keith Neely, Main Jail and Capt. William Lawhorn, Compliance Unit In an effort to establish consistency throughout the six various commands Statistical Data in reviewing situations involving subject control, the Department of Detention With the extra level of scrutiny this committee brings, it’s understandable implemented the Use-of-Force Review Committee in the Fall of 2004. The that concern would arise. The committee has recognized this and works committee was established to ensure that all applications of subject control diligently to identify and recognize those deputies and supervisors who in the Department of Detention — including the use of security equipment perform exemplary in use-of-force incidents. This includes the use-of- — are in accordance with Florida State Statute, Policy and Procedure and force event and the all-important documentation that accompanies it. DOD Standard Operating Procedure. The committee is comprised of all Moreover, all deputies need to be commended for their daily efforts DOD captains, one representative from the Office of Professional Compliance quelling incidents and keeping our jails orderly. In reviewing the number and one representative from Training; it is chaired by the Commander of of 2004 use-of-force incidents, some interesting facts were noted. All total, the Compliance Unit. On May 12th, the Executive Director of the FOPE was there were 568 use-of-force incidents, of which the Office of Professional implemented as another component of the review committee. Compliance investigated 59 incidents with the following results: • 34 exonerated — alleged actions occurred but were lawful and proper The Committee’s Role • 17 unfounded — allegations are false or not supported by facts This committee was designed to provide a supplemental review to • three sustained — evidence sufficient to prove allegation existing measures. It is not the function of the review committee to make • five pending determinations as to whether policy, procedure or law has been violated, Since its inception, the Use of Force Review Committee has met seven but rather to analytically review all use-of-force reports based upon policy, times and reviewed a total of 310 use of subject control reports. Of these recommendations from case law, recommendations from federal expert reports, 117 were referred back to commands for better documentation witnesses and to consider whether the actions of detention staff in the and corrective action or to Professional Compliance for further inquiry. application of subject control require training for poor documentation, training in the application of control, counseling and/or further investigation. Identifying Training Opportunities The committee may consider — among other factors — the judgment In addition to the above statistics, the Use-of-Force Review Committee used by detention staff in the application of control, such as whether other recommended and created a use of force training video, which depicts less restrictive alternatives existed or the control used was necessary and scenarios for the proper and improper use of force. This video was filmed appropriate to accomplish legitimate correctional objectives. within a detention facility and displays total scenarios ranging from the use of interpersonal communication skills to the deployment of a cell Recommendations the Committee May Make extraction team. As a result of these reviews, the Use of Force Review Committee may One recommendation from the Use-of-Force Review Committee was for make recommendations for changes to policy and/or procedure, changes the Training Division to develop a remedial training course. This remedial to the training curriculum, issuance of training bulletins, referral of use- course was designed as a tool for the commands and for the committee of-force incidents to command for counseling and/or remedial training to refer an individual who displays a pattern of behavior that is contrary to and referral of use-of-force incidents to command and/or the Office of the detention philosophy in the application of subject control, a pattern of Professional Compliance for further review and investigation. poor documentation or as an initial means of corrective action. BSO Celebrates National Telecommunications Week National Public Safety Telecommunications week was celebrated Who am I? April 10th through the 16th. During that week, we offered thanks and By Tracy Cameron, Orlando Fire Department recognition to all of BSO’s Communications Operators for their skill, • I am the voice that calms the mother into • I was there, though unseen by my comrades in expertise and commitment to providing rapid and critical emergency breathing life back into her infant son who the field, during the most-trying emergencies. momentarily stopped breathing. • I have tried to visualize the scene to coincide response every day. We hope you enjoy these scenes from that • I am the invisible hand that holds and comforts with the voices I heard. I usually am not privy to celebration. Keep up the excellent work! the elderly man who woke up this morning to the outcome of a call, and so I wonder... find his wife of 50 years had passed away during • I am the one who works weekends, strange shifts the night. and holidays. • I am the friend who talks the disgruntled • Children do not say they want my job when they teenager out of ending her own life. grow up. Yet, I am at this vocation by choice. • I sent help when you had your first automobile Those I help do not call back to say thank you. accident. Still there is comfort in the challenge, integrity • I am the one who tried to obtain the information and purpose of my employment. from callers to ensure that the scene is safe for • I am thankful to provide such a meaningful service. those I dispatch to emergencies all the while • I am a mother, father, sister, brother, son or anticipating the worst and hoping for the best. daughter. • I am the psychologist who readily adapts my • I am where you need me and still here when you language and tone of voice to serve the needs of don’t. my callers with compassion and understanding. • My office is never empty, and the work here is • I am the ears that listen to the needs of all those never done. I am always on call. The training is I serve. strenuous, demanding and endless. No two days • I have heard the screams of faceless people I will at work are ever the same. never meet or forget. • I have cried at the atrocities of mankind and Who am I? rejoiced at the miracles of life. • I am an emergency dispatcher, and I am proud. 12 BSO Briefs Retiree Update Fire Rescue, Law Congratulations and best wishes to the following BSO employees who recently retired: Enforcement Go Dep. James Anderton, Courthouse Capt. Philip Benincasa, Fire Rescue Hand-in-Hand Court Dep. John McDermott, Courthouse By Lynne Cunneen, Community and Media Relations Doris Norman, Communications Katie Reid, SID Every day, law enforcement and fire rescue personnel rely on each Stephen Sanzare, BIRM other to provide immediate response to the community. After review of Betty Trammell, Probation several employee-of-the-month submissions, there is no doubt having two different disciplines of public safety under one umbrella benefits the community. First BSO Retiree Reunion Deputies John McCabe and Chris Ortis from the Airport used their life- saving skills when responding to an unresponsive female airline passenger. The deputies immediately used the AED machine and performed CPR On Saturday, September 24th, the First BSO Retiree Reunion will take until the arrival of BSO Fire Rescue units. The passenger was saved, thanks place at the Lauderdale Lakes Moose Lodge #2267 located at 6191 Rock to the quick thinking and professional actions rendered by the deputies Island Road in Tamarac (approximately one and a half blocks north of and fire rescue personnel. A similar situation occurred at the Courthouse Commercial Boulevard on the west side of the road). The event will begin when a visitor collapsed from respiratory distress and struck his head on at 6 p.m. and the ticket price is $15 per person, which includes an Italian the edge of a filing cabinet, causing a sever laceration. Commander Gary buffet, a cash bar and entertainment. Palmer, Lt. Barry DeRose, Lt. Robert Manfre, Sgt. William Berthiaume, All retired BSO personnel and their guests are invited to attend. A block Sgt. Michael Rosenthal and Sgt. Ramon Collazzo rendered life-saving of 20 rooms is reserved at the Hampton Inn in Tamarac at a rate of $69 first aid and prepared the AED for possible use by the emergency medical for that Saturday night; the cut-off date for reservations is September service, which arrived within minutes and transported the victim. 10th. You can contact the hotel at (954) 735-7575 or via e-mail at FLLTM_ In BSO’s Weston/SW Ranches District, Dep. Mouda Mashnouk Hampton@hilton.com; please refer to “BSO Retirees” to receive the responded to a call about a 17-month-old girl who had fallen into the appropriate rate. family swimming pool. Upon arrival, the baby was blue and unresponsive. To purchase a ticket to the reunion, please make your $15 per person Dep. Mashnouk began CPR on the child, revived her and rushed the baby check or money order payable to BSO Retiree Reunion and mail it to BSO to the front yard to hand her off to arriving BSO Fire Rescue responders. Retiree Reunion, c/o Eileen Forrester, 9362 Newnan Circle, Port Charlotte, The child was transported to Memorial Hospital West where she was listed FL 33981 for receipt no later than September 1st. in good condition. Please contact BSORetireeNews4u@aol.com to add your name to the Dep. Chris Lewellen was first on-scene to a residential fire in Cooper retiree website for future news and help us contact the retirees who do City. Upon arrival, he came across a child and an adult female outside not have e-mail to share the information about the reunion. yelling because her husband was still inside. Dep. Lewellen entered the residence, found the husband unconscious and brought him safely outside. He proceeded to fight the spreading flames with his own fire Dania Beach extinguisher until BSO’s Cooper City Fire Rescue arrived. Dep. Lewellen was commended by the State Fire Marshal for his act of bravery by saving Beautification Project the life of the unconscious victim and preventing extreme damage to the home. These are but a few examples of the dedicated professionals that prove By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations BSO truly is a full-service public safety agency. BSO Dania Beach Executive Lieutenant Barbara Stewart of Dania Beach, city Chief ’s Daughter Named officials and members of the Dania Beach Heights Homeowner’s Dolphins Cheerleader Association planted 2,000 plants for the Congratulations to Kelly Lynn Cavallo, 20, on her Broward Beautiful acceptance to the Dolphins Cheerleaders. Several Park Project in the hundred girls auditioned and went through a southwest area of two-week process involving interviews and dance Dania Beach on routines. Kelly is currently enrolled at Palm Beach April 9th. The park, Community College and will be starting the dental which was formerly a hygiene program this fall. She is the daughter of vacant piece of land Chief Lou Cavallo, North Lauderdale and the niece that people would congregate on, was purchased by the Dania Beach HOA of D/E John Cavallo, Fire Rescue. Kelly poses here and turned into a community friendly park for all to enjoy. with her brothers, Louie (far right) and Chris, after being chosen to be a Dolphins cheerleader. 13 BSO Briefs Concerned and Caring CSA Outstanding Port Everglades Achievement Honors When a colleague didn’t return from a scheduled break at Port Purchasing Division Everglades, CSA Ava Rattray felt something was wrong. She knew the employee had medical problems, took the initiative to look for her and Congratulations to subsequently found her unresponsive and in need of medical assistance. BSO’s Purchasing Division The employee was immediately transported to Broward General Medical for earning the National Center. Thanks to CSA Rattray’s concern and quick thinking, a fellow Institute of Governmental employee’s life was saved. Purchasing (NIGP) Outstanding Agency Entrepreneurship Accreditation Achievement Award. The award formally recognizes excellence in Excellence Communications public procurement by establishing a body of standards essential for a Pictured from left to right are: Rick Torres, Pat Callagy, Jason Spaide, Mike Brady, Haleema Mohammed, Sheriff Ken Jenne, Edward Witkowski, solid purchasing operation. Maritza Beckford, Sandy Kent, Auret Gil, Susan Congratulations to Karnisha Chantel Noel for winning Great job! Kuzenka, Rona Sandler and John Curry. the Business Plan Competition from Entrepreneurship American Legion’s Florida. Karnisha is the daughter of Communications Duty Officer Tracy Northern. Tracy is proud of all of Karnisha’s accomplishments and looks forward to seeing Law Enforcement her off to the University of South Florida in August. Equipment Earnings Officer of the Year DUI/BAT Unit By Juliette Shaw , Community and Media Relations By Lynne Cunneen, Community and Media Relations Dep. Randy Graham of Dania Beach’s BSO’s DUI/BAT unit was recently awarded equipment valued at more Crime Prevention Unit was chosen by than $8,000 by the Institute of Police Technology and Management American Legion Post #304 as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2004. (IPTM) and the “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” program. The unit earned “Dep. Graham has demonstrated a true the award for the number of DUI-related checkpoints and saturation commitment to the community and to patrols conducted last year. There were many levels of awards and we are those we serve,” says Chief Bryan Cowart. proud that BSO scored the highest with regards to DUI enforcement. The Dep. Graham attends all homeowner association meetings in his jurisdiction equipment generously given included: and has established an excellent rapport • An Intoxilyzer 8000 and printer (both are used for breath testing) with association members and business • A portable breath tester owners throughout Dania Beach. Along with his partner, he oversaw the district’s holiday food program that helped raise a large amount of food, toys and financial • A Canon digital camcorder to videotape DUI checkpoints and crash sites contributions for 50 needy families. On December 18th — while participating in a • A Gateway laptop computer used on the DUI command truck for report holiday program for underprivileged children — Dep. Graham responded to a bank writing robbery. Upon his arrival at the scene (in civilian clothing), Dep. Graham assessed the situation, conducted a walkthrough of the building in an effort to locate the suspect and was able to positively identify the suspect. Once back-up personnel arrived, the suspect Angel on Earth? was apprehended. “Through his hard work, dedication and willingness to get involved throughout the year, Dep. Graham has demonstrated his commitment to the Broward Sheriff ’s Office and the residents of Dania Beach,” stated Chief Cowart. By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations In the late ‘70s, Airport Safety Officer Mary Smith visited a Shriner’s Hospital in South Carolina where she met a young child born without legs. It was at that moment she realized she would join Busted! By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations the Shriners and make it a lifelong commitment. She served as While working an off-duty detail, Dep. Christopher President of the Broward County Chapter of the Ladies Oriental DeGiovanni of Dania Beach observed a suspicious vehicle Shrine in 1984-1985 and was appointed the Grand High parked in the vicinity of the Red Carpet Inn. Dep. Priestess in 1999-2000. Because the Lady Shriners required a DeGiovanni determined through using the tag teletype lot of her time to travel around the nation to visit hospitals, that the registered owner had an in-state warrant. Dep. she made the decision to resign from BSO so she could DeGiovanni saw that the suspect fit the description that was dispatched and watched the suspect exit his vehicle commit 100% to needy children. After serving her one- and enter his room. Shortly thereafter, Dep. DeGiovanni year term, she was rehired by BSO and has been back knocked on the suspect’s door and found him smoking at the airport ever since with her trademark smile and cannabis. A brief contact interview with the suspect revealed positive attitude. She maintains her status with the Lady 375 grams of cannabis and $2,676 in US currency, which Shriners as a board member and vows to never give up was then seized. For his keen observations and excellent work, as long as there are children that need assistance. Dep. DeGiovanni received Employee of the Month honors. CSA Mary Smith, Airport 14 BSO Briefs Lt. Wins Victim Rights Training Division Award Celebrates Administrative Congratulations to Lt. Sherry Schluter of BSO’s Criminal Investigations Division. Professionals Week Lt. Schluter was recently named the Victim By Ana Rouhana, Training Division Assistance Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. She is pictured here holding her award Have you ever wondered with Victim Advocate Lori Gerber of the how many Employee Margate Police Department and Lt. Col. Danny Wright. Application and Training Agreements (TG7s) are Dania Beach Hosts COP processed on a daily basis? Or the number of individuals submitting Appreciation Picnic and receiving college tuition reimbursement? Those who helped celebrate Administrative Professionals Week in the Training Division included (front row, left to right): Lilliana By Juliette Shaw, Community and Media Relations And how about the Bukata, Trellis Moreland and Debbie McGonigle information posted (back row, left to right): Pat Little, Bethaney Every year, the Dania Beach District Office hosts an appreciation Scalf and Beverly Scott. Also celebrating but not on the BSOInformant picnic for their Citizens on Patrol (COP) program, which is the second pictured were Susan O’Rourke and Shari Rall. Training site — how is largest at BSO. This year’s picnic took place at the I.T. Parker Center that information updated? These and many more functions related with 150 people in attendance. Local businesses donated gifts, trips, to processing training requests, reimbursing tuition costs, booking dinners and hotel stays to be used as raffle prizes, and Dep. Melissa classrooms and answering the many incoming calls are all handled by Fuller volunteered her DJ services. A good time was had by all. the Training Division’s administrative support staff. In recognition of Administrative Professionals Week, the eight individuals who guide, initiate and follow-up on tasks related to the many functions of the Training Division were recognized for their hard work. During the week, staff was surprised with various gifts of appreciation and a “thank you” luncheon at the Olive Garden Restaurant. From Our Troops Roger Frey, the son of Lt. Col. Rick Frey of DOD Lt. Barbara Stewart serves up great Dep. Randy Graham keeps a log of all the lucky Administration and brother of Jennifer Miller of food and smiles. raffle prize winners. DLE Majors Office, is stationed outside of Baghdad with the Marine Corps. Coincidentally, his family received this photo on Roger’s 21st birthday! We hope to have Roger back in the U.S. soon. Volunteer Spotlight My name is Tom Esposito and it has been my privilege to serve in the Prison Ministry for the past seven years. My involvement began when the son of a family friend was incarcerated for a very serious crime. My wife asked me to go through the training program for Dania Beach Vice Mayor Patricia Flury (left) Sgt. Jeffrey Cirminiello and Sgt. Prison Ministry at our church (Calvary Chapel) so that I and resident Lee Lavery enjoy the festivities in Frank Hinkle enjoy good food and would be available to visit this young man on a regular their city. conversation. basis. I planned to do it just to achieve our goal, however, God had different plans. Since that time, I Future Fugitive Fighters have been visiting prisoners on a weekly basis (first at the Stockade and now at the Main Jail) and consider it such a blessing in my life to be able to bring the gospel Sgt. Ed Sileo of Criminal Investigations brought his children Vincent (11) and Bianca (6) to BSO during “Bring Your Kids of Jesus Christ to the inmate population in Broward to Work Day.” Sgt. Abby Tiger of the Fugitive Unit quickly put County. I have seen many lives transformed. God them to work shredding old warrants — it seems kids enjoy used a personal circumstance in my life to birth a destroying things! Perhaps 15 years down the road we’ll be writing an “All in the Family” article about the Sileos! deep desire in my heart to continue sharing the gospel and preaching to these inmates. Tom Esposito 15 Fleet Services By Lynne Cunneen, Community and Media Relations The group recently met Locations, hours of operation Plans for the future: with Sheriff Ken Jenne and contact numbers: To develop and implement a one-stop service and were presented Administrative Office center; this new facility would put Fleet with the certificate for 840 N.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale employees in one centralized location with earning the Larry Goil 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday additional space to provide tags, titles and Award for Quality Fleet (954) 765-4430 registration; a designated area for receiving new Management Ideas; vehicles and assigning them as well as a location their development of the Central Service Center for pool and loaner units would be incorporated mobile emergency response unit earned them 2001 N.W. 31st Avenue, Lauderdale Lakes this honor. 7 a.m. to Midnight, Monday through Friday Interesting statistics: (954) 497-3663 Fleet services wrote more than 20,000 work Administratively responsible to: orders last year, drove more than 32.9 million Purchasing Director Ed Witkowski Pompano Service Center miles and purchased more than 2.4 million 150 N.E. 3rd Avenue, Pompano Beach gallons of fuel Managed and supervised by: 7 a.m. to Midnight, Monday through Fleet Manager Denise Guzzi and Assistant Fleet Friday Manager Michael Lynn (954) 786-2107 Number of employees: Goals: 14 To continue to provide the highest quality of vehicle service and work Primary responsibility: closely with command staff and To maintain more than 3,100 units in readiness administration to procure specialty mode; Fleet Services maintains two repair vehicles best suited for each facilities and five vehicle-fueling stations; department or unit responsibilities also include repair and maintenance to vehicles, ordering and purchase Greatest challenge: of new vehicles, assignment of vehicles and all Providing mobile field force support fuel related issues; in addition, the department is during unusual occurrences, such as responsible for the disposal of vehicles and the hurricane strike zones Members of Fleet Services include (left to right): Rey Cabrera, Mike Scanlon, storage and maintenance of seized and forfeited Troy McHatton, Glenn Persad, Steve Cantley, Ron Coleman, Denise Guzzi, vehicles Michael Lynn, David Mack, Scott Barnett, Justo Falcon and Anthony Pounders. 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